Frequently Asked Questions
There is no deadline. Applications for the SUNF are accepted and reviewed on an on-going basis.
Some possible examples are proposals that will allow an organization to:
There is no specified grant period. The organization will be expected to begin utilizing the grant immediately upon receipt and expend the funds in an expeditious manner.
Yes, funding is available to qualified nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations in Bexar and the seven contiguous counties (Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina and Wilson).
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Organizations wishing to apply must complete one copy of the on-line application and budget form plus the following documentation:
Yes. You may save your application and make changes prior to submitting. We recommend that you may print the application and review for completeness prior to submitting. Incomplete applications—that is, not answering all questions in the on-line applications and including all of the attachments—will not be considered.
The system will automatically save every 100 key strokes. However, it will automatically log off after 90 minutes of inactivity. To avoid being logged out, applicants should use the Save as Draft button often and each time you wish to quit working on the application to do something else.
Yes, typing the name of the head of organization and board chair/president on the last page of the application acts as a signature and acknowledges that both have reviewed the application and all required attachments. Head of organization and board chair are expected to be able to answer questions about the application.
All grant applications and required attachments must be submitted electronically. We will not accept emails, faxes or hard copies.
No. Each organization may submit only one application at a time.
Yes. Organizations should ask for the amount needed to meet the special and urgent need, up to $5,000.
The board and staff of the San Antonio Area Foundation serve as stewards of our donors’ funds and, therefore, must have confidence that the investments we make in organizations are sound. The financial statements and budget (part of the application form) are reviewed to determine the financial stability of each organization.
Applications are reviewed by San Antonio Area Foundation staff and a review committee of the Santikos Foundation Board of Trustees.
Applications for the SUNF are accepted and reviewed on an on-going basis. We strive to notify applicants of decisions within ten business days after receipt of an application. Checks and contracts will be mailed as soon as processed after the decision to award is made.
Yes. Applying for the SUNF grant does not exclude you from applying for any of the Area Foundation’s grant processes. For more information about the Area Foundation grant processes, see: San Antonio Area Foundation Grants.